EQ Annual Awards Evening

Your Recognition of Excellence... 2017

 The Awards Night - The Celebration...

As the premier event on the Equestrian Queensland calendar, the annual Awards Night brings the equestrian community together to celebrate the major achievements of our sports stars and luminaries.

Packaged within an evening of great occasion, this is the night of nights to celebrate with friends, family and acquaintances as we showcase the riders, clubs, volunteers, administrators, officials and events from with all eight sports under the Equestrian Queensland banner... Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, Show Horse, Driving, Vaulting, Show Horse, Interschool and Para Equestrian.

 

Judging Process

All applications have to be acknowledged via email, once received as a complete submission including the mandatory two images.

• Please assume that your application was NOT been received, until such time as you have received this acknowledgement.
• Nominations were judged by a Panel consisting of :
   - EQ CEO
   - a representative from the Board; and 
   - 2 x independent representatives.

Key Dates

Nominations close: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Judging: Tuesday 12 December 2017
Finalists announced: Wednesday 15 December 2017 
Ticket sales close: Thursday 25 January 2018
Award dinner and presentation: Saturday 3 February 2018 - Rydges Southbank

Make a nomination

CONTACT DETAILS 
For further information, contact Samantha at the EQ Office on:
Phone: (07) 3891 6611
Email: [email protected]

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Administrator

This award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution during 2017 to the administration of their equestrian sport or club.  

 Club of the Year

This award recognises an EQ affiliated club that during 2017 fostered participation and engagement at all levels of the sport, showed innovation in administration, skills development, and personal growth for members and provided opportunities for a diverse range of participants as well as a broad community appeal.

Owner of the Year 

This award recognises the owner/s (must be an EQ member) who has contributed to the success of equestrian sport by providing horses of the highest quality to riders within the various equestrian disciplines.  These horses have generally competed to an exceptional level during the year either on the State, National, or International stage.  

 

 Coach of the Year 

This award recognises an EA registered coach whose dedication and skill has positively influenced both human and equine athletes during 2017.  The EA registered coach will have made a significant contribution to the success of individuals or teams to assist them in achieving outstanding results at the highest level of senior or junior competition.

School of the Year

This award recognises an EQ affiliated school that has set itself apart from other schools through its high standard of organisation, governance, community engagement and its resounding success.  This school will have provided opportunities for riders, volunteers, administrators, and officials to develop within and outside the school environment.

Best Groom Award

This award recognised those all-important, behind-the-scenes team members who work around the clock to ensure that our equine athletes get the best possible care and attention.

Official of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has attained a level of excellence in the field of officiating (ie Course building, technical delegate and/or judging).  

Against All Odds Award

Proudly sponsored by B&D CONSULTANTS, this award replaces the Para Equestrian of the Year Award.  This award recognises an individual who has pursued their equestrian ambitions despite a disability or extremely difficult personal circumstance.  The category is open to all athletes, regardless of age, who have overcome significant adversity through courage, human spirit, perseverance and resilience to consistently achieve at a high level either at local, State or National level in the past year. 

Volunteer of the Year 

This award recognises an individual who contributes to the running of equestrian sport and events in Queensland voluntarily.  Administrators, coaches, and officials are not eligible to enter this category. Volunteers foster positive difference in the lives of others through support and encouragement, often with self-sacrifice and without personal gain.

Service to Sport

This award recognises an individual who, over a number of years, has made an outstanding contribution and commitment to equestrian sport, or the industry as a whole.  The recipient may be anyone who has contributed to the development and excellence of equestrian sports such as an administrator, a volunteer, a competitor, or a coach.

 Event of the Year 

Proudly sponsored by AITKEN'S SADDLERY, this award recognises an event conducted in Queensland during 2017 that has provided a significant impact on community values, awareness of the sport and/or significant economic benefits.  

 Horse of the Year 

Proudly sponsored by PRYDE'S EASIFEED, this award recognises a horse that has had exceptional performances during the year either on the State, National, or International stage and gains recognition for the sport.

Rising Star Award 
 

Proudly sponsored by STUARTHOLME SCHOOL, this award recognises an athlete 18 years of age or less as at 31 December 2017 who has consistently achieved at a high level either at State, National, or International level in the past year.  They will have displayed excellent sportsmanship, as well as putting something back into the sport.

Athlete of the Year
 

Proudly sponsored by FINCH FARM, this award recognises an athlete who has consistently achieved at a high level either at State, National, or International level in the last year.  They will have displayed excellent sportsmanship, as well as putting something back into the sport.

 

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